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120-mm Type W86 mortar

Country of Origin: China


China developed the 120-mm Type W86 mortar (also known as the Type 86) in the mid-1980s as a replacement for older 120-mm models then in service.

The Type W86 mortar consists of four components: tube, bipod, baseplate and towing cart. It is heavier than the Type 64 and slightly lighter than the Type 55 mortar but has a 36 percent greater firing range. The mortar uses a smoothbore design.

A crew of seven to nine typically operates the W86.

The mortar has been mounted on the Type 63...

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